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B: Like some of our local readers, we like to explore cafes nearby especially if there are plenty of street parking – this little cafe seems to tick all the boxes. Located in Hurlstone Park just down the road from the train station, it was easy to find. Mr.K and I arrived just in time before they were starting to close for the day.

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They had a rustic and quirky decor with vintage furniture, books and miscellaneous nik-naks. I was very surprised to see a cafe like this is Hurlstone Park.

We started off our extremely late lunch with a latte each ($3.2).

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It was pretty obvious Mr.K would choose the Ploughman’s Platter ($12) – Cold cuts, pickles, cheese, sourdough bread – knowing him, he is always after the biggest sounding thing on the menu. It was a very basic Ploughman’s Platter, nothing spectacular but the beetroot chutney was the highlight.

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I had the Fugus ($7.5) – Garlic mushrooms, feta and onion marmalade in a toasted sourdough sandwich. It was a good balance of sweet and salty but the serving was too small to be honest.

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I definitely would come back when I’m around the area. It’s somewhere nice you would have brunch with a friend or go alone and soak up the sun while you sip on your coffee. They also sell their homemade jams, preserves and coffee beans. Where possible, they try to source the best produce from family businesses in Clarence Valley up in the North Coast.

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13/27-39 Crinan St, Hurlstone Park NSW 2193.

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